Never was a warrior as feared as the ruthless barbarian Attila the Hun. He cut a path of destruction so wide, he was nicknamed the "Scourge of God." Fifteen hundred years after his death, his name still conjures up visions of savagery!
Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, Chasing Lincoln's Killer is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
Presents a non-fiction companion to the book "Dogs In The Dead Of Night," discussing cases where dogs have come to the rescue of people and other animals, and describes the roles of service and other working dogs.
How much do we truly know and understand about our own mortality? Enter Encyclopedia of the End, a compulsively readable and beautifully illustrated compendium that explores this most taboo of topics. Entries present a kaleidoscopic mix of topics from afterlife to assassination, forensic science to funeral foods, rigor mortis to reincarnation and more. With an appreciation for the profound and profane, Deborah Noyes helps lift the shroud of secrecy surrounding one of the most fascinating—and ordinary—phenomena of life. After all, who says that a book about death can’t be lively?
It wasn’t too long ago that people tried all sorts of things to help sick people feel better. They tried wild things like drinking a glass full of millipedes or putting some mustard on one's head. Some of the cures worked, and some of them…well, let’s just say that millipedes, living or dead, are not meant to be ingested.
An in-depth reference guide to technological developments that changed the world describes each invention and explores its place in history and how it influenced civilization, discussing inventions from the wheel to computers.
"Discusses the life of sharks and profiles different types of sharks, along with providing facts about habitat, diet, hunting practices, and more. Also includes records on sharks"--Provided by publisher
Describes some of the tallest buildings in the world, including Burj Khalifa--currently the world's highest--and buildings in Asia and the United States, and compares their various features to similar characteristics of other things.
An introduction to World War I explains its relevance as a conflict that involved many nations and casualties while introducing modern weaponry and military strategies that have shaped all subsequent wars. By award winning author Russell Freedman.
Award-winning author Rosalyn Schanzer tells the true story of the victims, accused witches, scheming officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took more than 20 people's lives and ruined the lives of hundreds more.
What powers some of the brightest attractions at Disney's theme parks? Electricity! From lighting the half million bulbs in Magic Kingdom's Spectromagic parade to transmitting electricity through water for the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Disney Imagineers show students how electricity brings some of their favorite rides to life.
Join Hayden Planetarium's director Neil deGrasse Tyson as he follows the story of Pluto's discovery and the science that surrounds this former planet, including the possibility of finding more Pluto-like planets in the mysterious Kuiper belt. From the scientists trying to classify Pluto to die-hard 'Pluto-philes, ' Tyson meets a fascinating cast of characters with just one thing in common: strong opinions about Pluto.
The Kratt Brothers are ready to take kids on an incredible adventure, as they come face to face with some of the most wild and exciting predators in the animal kingdom! Join Martin and Chris Kratt as they learn the ways of the cheetah, a wolf pack, birds of prey, and even uncover the mysteries of the great white shark! All while thwarting evildoers before it's too late!